all forms of discrimination against women. this is designed to protect women. president carter signed the document and send it to the senate foreign relations committee for a vote in 1980. to date, 31 years later, the united states is the only developed nation that has failed to ratify the treaty, putting us and the company of somalia, sudan, iran, and zimbabwe. this past month and the halls of congress, we have seen an attack on american women like never before. instead of a clear focus on the budget and job creation, there has been a concentrated effort to limit women's rights. we have had a major push in congress to redefine rape to only those women who could prove that they fought back. this would exclude many victims of date rape, children who were raped.